One Life Left's Podcast

The one thing that's annoying about videogames (for the purposes of this introduction) - the ONE thing - are the various rules for international markets. We're not bothered about Japan getting Rhythm Tengoku two days before us or America getting to say fanny in their games, no the annoying thing is that apparently some other countries believe it's the Year of Luigi when we've always thought it's the Year of Bithell.

And as Luigi refused to return our calls we got Mike back on the show to make his third appearance and to let us know everything that he enjoyed about the year. We also found out a bit more about his new game, Volume, but more importantly we uncovered how many Sony Jumpers Mike was prepared to use his contacts to obtain. As long as the number was greater than or equal to three then we would be happy.

Naturally, we spend about half the episode talking about how great the Christmas party was and announce a possible new holiday to base a party around. Er, that is an existing holiday that we might also have a party at that time. Although getting an official One Life Left bank holiday announced could be a good mission for the new year.

We continued in our attempts to get Dan Marshall to keep running, had features from Sega Badawi, Doctor Avatar and Craig 'the Rage' McLelland and Ann got the new nickname Ann 'four Cornettos' Scantlebury. Nothing else of interest happened.

OH WAIT. THERE WAS THAT VIDEOGAME THAT SOMEONE MADE OF ANN GOING AROUND (http://apps.playcanvas.com/dave/goingaround/latest)

Cheerio and Merry Christmas!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/mikeBithell
http://www.ign.com/boards/threads/sony-ponies-need-this-christmas-jumper.453606459/
http://apps.playcanvas.com/dave/goingaround/latest
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvEJmE6S0d4

Tracklist:
1. Ftf - I Have Come Here To Chew Bubblegum and Kick Ass
http://chipmusic.org/ftf/music/i-have-come-here-to-chew-bubblegum-and-kick-ass
2. Genisisega - Segadrive
http://chipmusic.org/genesisega/music/segadrive-unfinished
3. Lewis Thomas - Internet
http://chipmusic.org/lewis+thomas/music/internet
4. Rees - O Come All Ye Faithful
http://chipmusic.org/rees/music/o-come-all-ye-faithful

Direct download: OLL_16_12_13.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:04pm EST

One of the worst people to be is an enabler. To allow someone to become the worst that they can possibly be. One such person is today's Super-Special Guest, Marvel artist Jamie McKelvie. If it weren't for Jamie's great skills as an artist then Kieron Gillen wouldn't have been given the opportunity to see how it would actually look like if he got off with himself. Jamie helped create the monster that the comic world is still having to deal with to this day.

What else happened this week? We tried to help Dan Marshall with his running, we started the process of changing our name to Xbox One Life Left in order to get sponsorship (but got worried about a potential rival console/website) and Ste and Simon reviewed the PS4 and how it will affect litter in videogames.

On this episode we had features from Sega Badawi and Science Officer. We also managed to get confirmation from Jamie that OLLStudios obtained the official license for the Young Avengers videogame, Simon got pins put in his back and got his Monkey Island memories slightly mixed up and Ann started to learn a whole lotta history.

This episode also contains our final mention of the Christmas party as a future event. The current timetable is doors open at 6.30pm (tickets available on the door for £12), free bar starts at 7.00pm, 7.45pm is Secret Santa feat. the Guardian, 8.30pm P-Ann-to, 9.00pm Videogame Karaoke, 11.30pm CLOSE, 11.31pm+ AFTER PARTY.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/mckelvie
http://storify.com/steishere/two-friends-and-the-purpose-of-snapchat
http://oll.eventbrite.com

Track list:
1. Klamm - Solar Rider
http://chipmusic.org/klamm/music/solar-rider
2. Jredd - Galactic Smash (feat. Toni Leys)
http://chipmusic.org/jredd/music/galactic-smash-featuring-toni-leys
3. Rez - Unreal Superhero 3
http://chipmusic.org/rez/music/unreal-superhero-3
4. VCMG - Golden Lonely
http://chipmusic.org/vcmg/music/golden-lonely

Direct download: OLL_09_12_13.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:14pm EST

There's no Simon this week as he's gone over to France to let his greedy wizards eat cake so it's Pip Pip Hooray for Philippa 'Pippo' Warr who makes a second guest presenter appearance this season. Despite Pip's best efforts we did miss Simon this week as Ste was given the opportunity to talk about Cricket and Ann was allowed to speak at length about her new found love of Cornettos.

Despite these distractions we still found some time to discuss videogames and we even made the official call on who has won the current console war. Other radio shows might be unwilling to make a decision, but One Life Left is prepared to make those risky choices.

Not only that but we had Paul Ly from Brainbow on as a Super-Special Guest. He was in to talk about the new game that he had been working on, Doctor Newton: The Great Brain Adventure. Unfortunately he also had to deal with Ste trying to give him the nickname 'The Future Of Games' but he managed to cope with it admirably and helped us learn how long it takes to make a game. We also tried to learn how long it takes to knock us up, but Paul wisely declined to answer that.

We proudly announce that the Christmas party has sold out, but proudly announce that you can also buy entrance at the door if you're making a last minute decision to go. Pip tells us how quickly you should read a book before you go to bed, Ste gets us confused by the text adventure Paradise and Sega Badawi and Doctor Avatar contribute features. And we probably go on about drones a bit too much.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/dr.-newton-great-brain-adventure/id645889660?mt=8
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.brainbow.brainsaga
https://twitter.com/philippawarr
http://paradise.xxiivv.com/

1. VCMG - Golden Lonely
http://chipmusic.org/vcmg/music/golden-lonely
2. 8-BITchintendo - ReBirth
http://chipmusic.org/8-bitchintendo/music/rebirth

Direct download: OLL_02_12_13.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:33pm EST

It's weird how much of a difference a single letter makes. Changing an M to a W turned Mario from an athletic Princess rescuing plumber to a money-obsessed games designer who stinks of garlic. Similar changing an A to an E makes Parko no longer a diaeresis-obsessed games journalist who constantly loses his shoes to Jason 'Perko' Perkins - the managing director of Curve Studios who, along with Rob Clarke, is this episode's Super-Special Guest.

And we perhaps weren't in the best frame of mind, with this episode being recorded after Ann and Ste got the All Tomorrow's Parties festival shut down. The Curve boys did appear to be better prepared than us at the beginning of the show, but we soon found out that they had trouble with electronic devices. Which probably isn't the best inside of the Resonance FM studio with all of its electronic devices.

Inspired by Jeremy Paxman and his beard we tried a new method of interviewing, which immediately paid absolutely no dividends. So then Simon tried being nice which seemed to work much better. Perhaps we should try to be nicer to everyone (We agree - Parko and Keith Stuart). We did find out some exclusive gossip about Mike Bithell that blows apart what we previously knew about the creation of Thomas Was Alone.

As usual at this time of year we talk about the forthcoming Christmas party which is close to selling out despite Keith not keeping up with his end of the bargain. If you're coming please remember to bring some games for Secret Santa (and put what games system the games are for) and also be fully prepared for the Pipmas Anntomime that we'll be premiering that night (with a view to transferring to Broadway). If you're not coming then please feel free to provide us with more karaoke songs for us to sing.

Not only did we have all that in the show but we also had Local News and a returning Science Officer. The rest was all down to Ann, who scared her flatmate by playing a game, became a YouTube Superstar and also came up with the equation that six PS4s are the same as no PS4s.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
http://oll.eventbrite.com (last time, promise)
https://twitter.com/curvestudios
http://www.curve-studios.com/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Q-73eWgUP0

Tracklist:
1. Volt 44 - Daystepping
http://chipmusic.org/volt+44/music/daystepping
2. Bit wish - Embark
http://chipmusic.org/bit+wish/music/embark-sav-in-description
3. Kubbi - Concrete (renovation mix)
http://chipmusic.org/kubbi/music/concrete-renovation-mix

Direct download: OLL_25_11_13.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:54pm EST

Ste's back! Hurray! Finally the team is back together and nothing will ever split us up again! Unless Ste goes on a radio show by himself and Simon then books an interview with Medium Wave's Five Live (remembering to invite Ann for protection) thereby causing a massive split and possibly putting the Christmas party in doubt. But those chain of events will never happen would they? Well, they could, but the Christmas Party would never get cancelled (tickets still available at http://oll.eventbrite.com!).
 
Luckily we had some experts in the world of tearing apart previously strong structures/teams with our Super-Special Guests from Media Molecule, Michelle Ducker and Christophe Villedieu. They tell us all about their new game on the Vita, Tearaway*, but more importantly they tell us all about their secret treehouse. Which probably isn't so secret now they've spoken about it on the radio.
 
We reveal how the Assassin's Creed movie is likely to start, get confused about if there are still motion controlled coin-ops at the Trocadero, get further confused about the right number of sharks to guard an XBone and get really confused about Ann's accents. At least Sega Badawi, Doctor Avatar and Craig 'the Rage' McLelland brought some sense to the show. Oh, wait, the opposite of that (in a good way, natch).
 
And we get the EXCLUSIVE review of Twitter! Yes, hear it and weep Polygon! Who cares about the PS4 where there are social networks to review?
 
Cheerio!
Team OLL x
 
* Our Caretaker was upset to find out that this isn't a sequel to Tearaway Thomas for the Amiga.
 
Links:
http://oll.eventbrite.com
http://twitter.com/MediaMolecule
https://twitter.com/michyboo
https://twitter.com/monsterplant

Track list:
1. J-Peg - Unison
http://chipmusic.org/j-peg/music/unison
2. Ktaettz - Dream Slayer Theme
http://chipmusic.org/kraettz/music/dream-slayer-theme
3. National Broadcast Network - A Split Second of Anarchy
http://chipmusic.org/nationalbroadcastnetwork/music/a-split-second-of-anarchy

Direct download: OLL_18_11_13.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 4:30pm EST

In all our nine seasons at One Life Left we've never had a walk out. We've never offended a guest so much that they stormed out of the studio never to return. That run had to break at some point, but we never thought that we could have offended our Super-Special Guest Keith Stuart - the most nicest man in videogames journalism. He came on the show (even though we got him the sack from The Guardian) to talk about his new Kickstarter, which is an excellent book about the Sega Megadrive. But it all turned sour. We thought we were ok to go to Cara's feature, but K Dog didn't like that, threw his headphones to the ground and stormed out. Awkward.

It took all the best efforts of our other Super-Special Guest Simon "Parko" Parkin to persuade him to come back into the studio. Our caretaker has tried to cover the majority of the blow-up, but you might still hear Keith's voice raise slightly and the fear in Parko's voice.

It's a shame because Parko was also on the show to promote a book, not to work on his fledgling career as a counsellor. Parko's book is an illustrated history of 151 games and he doesn't even need a Kickstarter to get it released. He's so edgy! And he owns a boat too! Although he doesn't really know what a meme is.

As well as our SSGs (and no Ste as he was still on his spirit walk in America) we also had features from Cara, Science Officer and Sega Badawi along with an announcement of new features from Philippa Warr, Leigh Alexander and One Life Left's Guy Cocker. There's talk about Ann getting a perm too, but the only way of finding out if the perm will happen is by buying a ticket for the Christmas Party (and attending). They're still available at http://oll.eventbrite.com but at current buying rates they'll be sold out before December so buy now!

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
http://oll.eventbrite.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/1429932593889741/
http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Illustrated-History-151-Videogames/dp/0754823903/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1384271235&sr=8-1&keywords=simon+parkin
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/darrenwall/sega-mega-drive-genesis-collected-works?ref=home_popular
https://twitter.com/SimonParkin
https;//twitter.com/keefstuart 

Track list:
1. Master of magic theme - Anders Hesselbom/Rob Hubbard
http://remix.kwed.org/download.php/5089/Anders%20Hesselbom%20-%20Master%20of%20Magic.mp3
2. Delta (main theme remix) - Moonove/Rob Hubbard
http://remix.kwed.org/download.php/5105/moonove%20-%20Delta%20-%20Main%20Theme%20remix.mp3
3. Jredd - Revolution X/Music is a Weapon
http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR01679/

Direct download: OLL_11_11_13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:34pm EST

After last week's debacle where Simon didn't make it to the studio, he took all necessary precautions. He made sure that all trees near the train line were torn down and threw Lord Sir Charles Cecil out of his studio chair into the cold unforgiving London night. Unfortunately he also chucked Ste out who flew off to America in a grump/to give a talk at GDC Next.

Luckily we had the perfect replacements in Philippa Warr and Ed Fear. But which was the Super-Special Guest and which was the Super-Special co-presenter? We never actually decided, we were spending too much time giving Philippa secret missions at the Call Of Spooky launch or making Ed gip at Doctor Avatar's descriptions of a medical procedure.

More importantly we tried to find out if Ann's new glasses fit in her hair, used Ed's contacts to find out exclusive news regarding Jonathan Ross moving to Microsoft and worked out that Simon inadvertently won the GMA for Guy Cocker. Hopefully Guy will send it over now he realises the debt that he owes to us.

Even more importantly, we announced the date for our Christmas Party Feat. The Guardian. It's on Saturday 14th December and you should buy tickets at http://oll.eventbrite.com. We're even having a pantomime this time. We would do an "oh yes we are" joke there, but we're not the type of podcast that goes for lazy humour. Wait, oh yes we are! LOL *sad face*.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
http://oll.eventbrite.com
https://twitter.com/philippawarr
https://twitter.com/edfear

Track list:
1. Rambo first blood part 2 high score
http://remix.kwed.org/download.php/5037/Johan%20Andersson%20-%20Rambo%20First%20Blood%20part%20II%20%28high%20score%29%20.mp3
2. Commando Theme
http://remix.kwed.org/download.php/5167/Rune-Bertil%27s%20-%20Commando.mp3
3. Thing on a Spring
http://remix.kwed.org/files/RKOfiles/Sidman%2064%20-%20Thing%20on%20a%20Spring%20B.I.T%20Live%202013%20mix.mp3
4. Theme from Parallax
http://remix.kwed.org/download.php/5068/Johan%20Andersson%20-%20Parallax.mp3

Direct download: OLL_04_11_13.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:11pm EST

Coming so soon after our Wink Murder/Videogame Karaoke event means that there's a chance that some of Team OOL might be a bit tired and emotional. Of course there's no chance of that happening to us (we're professional), although Simon does seem a little different. Not only that, but isn't that an MBE sticking out of his back pocket? Knowing the facts, we soon realised that Simon was actually Lord Sir Charles Cecil, filling in for Simon after a tree fell on the train track.

Even with Charles on the show (who is still preparing the new Broken Sword for release) we still had space for a Super-Special Guest, and luckily we had one in the form of Steve Gaynor from the Fullbright Company who told us how stories in games work (or should work). Recognising that he had expert knowledge regarding an incident at GameCity and Keith Stuart, we ask for his advice. Surely though, it wouldn't end up in Keith losing his job?

Other than Charles and Steve, there's a bit of a German theme to the show as Ste finds and reads some German text and Charles reveals the best German City. Nuremberg? Karlsruhe? Essen? It may surprise you to find out the answer.

There's also a whopping three features this week with Cara and Science Officer returning and Sega Badawi doing a rather poor joke. How can we top this next week?

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/fullbright
https://twitter.com/CharlesCecil

Track list:
1. defPREMIUM - Close but no Cigar
http://chipmusic.org/defpremium/music/close-but-no-cigar-srry
2. We The Sick - Midnight Drive
http://chipmusic.org/we+the+sick/music/midnight-drive
3. Kubbi - Void part 2
http://chipmusic.org/kubbi/music/void-pt-2-renovation-mix

Direct download: OLL_28_10_13.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 4:44pm EST

We've moved on from the GMA 'controversy'. To be honest, we're finding the British Games Journalism scene too restricting for us. We need to look further afield, to the land of the free. And - look - our Super-Special Guest for this week's episode is GameSpot's Editor-in-Chief Justin Calvert. He flew in all the way from Oakland just to speak to us, and boy were his arms tired! Whilst we talk to him about what it was like working in the UK during the Golden Age of Videogame magazines, we're obviously more interested in what it's like working in America. And, more specifically, if there are three jobs going there in their podcast division.

We don't get a direct answer from Justin on the job front, but we do find out that he isn't Matt Bellamy's brother, that Brian Blessed isn't Ste's Uncle and also what exactly a Banbury Cake is. We also reveal one of most recent methods of confusing Parko, which is a fun game for all the family and we'll probably do a Kickstarter on it next year. Until then feel free to donate to Simon and Ste's Kickstarters via the links below.

As well as the doyouinverts we had Local News as this week's features. We were expecting something from Cara, but as usual we were professional as didn't draw attention to it during the show. We bounce some ideas around regarding our YouTube channel and also reveal that the date of our Christmas Party won't be 20/12.

We're also preparing for our GameCity event 'One Death Left'. Hopefully as many of you as possible will make the journey to Nottingham for this Friday. You can read more about it on the GameCity schedule (http://sched.co/19PQPJH), but it'd be great to see you there.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/justicecovert
http://thedoyouinverts.bandcamp.com/
http://www.banburycake.co.uk/
http://sched.co/19PQPJH
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/782536717/karaokards-a-card-game-for-people-who-love-music?ref=live
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1755340595/greedy-wizards-a-two-player-card-game-of-magic-and?ref=users


Track list:
1. Laffey the Fox - Circus Fox
http://chipmusic.org/laffe+the+fox/music/laffe-the-fox---circus-fox
2. the doyouinverts - Day One
3. Klamm - Woman in Red
http://chipmusic.org/klamm/music/woman-in-red
4. Apterous - Jet pack Samurai/State of Mind
http://chipmusic.org/apterous/music/realm-of-mind---jetpack-samurai

Direct download: OLL_21_10_13.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 12:43pm EST

It's hard being the class clown, always pretending to be happy and jolly. That nothing in the world can affect you, that you're everyone's friend. Sometimes though... Sometimes it just gets to you. Obviously as we're professional podcasters and radio show presenters you won't be able to notice, but just bear that in mind.

But however you listen to the show - be it through Youtube, itunes or our wesbite you're guaranteed an excellent show especially as our Super-Special Guest is Andrew Hewson from Hewson Consultants! We were a bit selfish in our interview with him and whilst we knew all of our listeners were desperate for his in depth knowledge on SSAP 13 (Accounting for Research and Development), we decided to move away from the Accountancy questions and instead asked him about the good old days of gaming. The days when you could send a cheque through the post and 7-10 business days later you'd receive a cassette through the post with a game on it. The days when you could play Paradroid, Uridium or Pinball Dreams. The days before your heart had been ripped out in front of your peers by someone saying the name "Guy Cocker" on stage.

Ahem.

As well as Andrew (who is writing an excellent book called Hints and Tips for Videogame Pioneers, with a Kickstarter coming soon), we have Science Office, Dr Avatar and Local News. We also answer the question 'What do you do with your close friends?' and perform a live experiment. As long as you're listening to this in November and have an Xbone.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Keith Stuart was also on the show.

Links:
https://twitter.com/HewsonJoystick
http://www.science-officer.blogspot.co.uk/
https://twitter.com/keefstuart

Track list:
1. The One Electronic - Biting The Pavement
http://chipmusic.org/the+one+electronic/music/biting-the-pavement
2. Jakim - Colon D
http://chipmusic.org/jakim/music/colond-feat-wing
3. Dilithium Lift
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5zodeJ8PRc

Direct download: OLL_14_10_13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:08pm EST

It's hard being the class clown, always pretending to be happy and jolly. That nothing in the world can affect you, that you're everyone's friend. Sometimes though... Sometimes it just gets to you. Obviously as we're professional podcasters and radio show presenters you won't be able to notice, but just bear that in mind.

But however you listen to the show - be it through Youtube, itunes or our wesbite you're guaranteed an excellent show especially as our Super-Special Guest is Andrew Hewson from Hewson Consultants! We were a bit selfish in our interview with him and whilst we knew all of our listeners were desperate for his in depth knowledge on SSAP 13 (Accounting for Research and Development), we decided to move away from the Accountancy questions and instead asked him about the good old days of gaming. The days when you could send a cheque through the post and 7-10 business days later you'd receive a cassette through the post with a game on it. The days when you could play Paradroid, Uridium or Pinball Dreams. The days before your heart had been ripped out in front of your peers by someone saying the name "Guy Cocker" on stage.

Ahem.

As well as Andrew (who is writing an excellent book called Hints and Tips for Videogame Pioneers, with a Kickstarter coming soon), we have Science Office, Dr Avatar and Local News. We also answer the question 'What do you do with your close friends?' and perform a live experiment. As long as you're listening to this in November and have an Xbone.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Keith Stuart was also on the show.

Links:
https://twitter.com/HewsonJoystick
http://www.science-officer.blogspot.co.uk/
https://twitter.com/keefstuart

Track list:
1. The One Electronic - Biting The Pavement
http://chipmusic.org/the+one+electronic/music/biting-the-pavement
2. Jakim - Colon D
http://chipmusic.org/jakim/music/colond-feat-wing
3. Dilithium Lift
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5zodeJ8PRc

Direct download: OLL_14_10_13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:06pm EST

Unbelievably we've finally reached our two hundredth episode. If you ignore the special episodes that didn't get numbered or the literally unbroadcastable episodes that we metaphorically never broadcasted. But in our official biography that this episode's Super-Special Guest Nicholas Lovell will be writing it will state that this was episode 200. And that it was performed with warm ears, thanks to Lewis Schaffer and his guests who were on before us. The fact that it was performed with cold torsos was due to our own foolish decisions.

So it's another amazing episode of OLL/OOL with the amazing Nicholas Lovell explaining how to make money when everything is free using his new book The Curve as a guide. This is something we've always been interested in, but never quite worked out. Apparently the first step is to find something that some people are prepared to pay for. This probably explains why we've never made any money from the podcast.

In terms of features it's the usual crew: Local News, Cara's Electric Dreams and Derek Williams' Free Market Economy. Hang on, Derek Williams? Surely not? There's only one way to find out (other than by it being fairly obvious now we've mentioned it in the show notes). And the doyouinverts try their best to make Detective Comic's Kieron Gillen cry again. We know how to do that, but it involves pushing him over.

What else happened? FOTS Steve Owen and Duncan Timiney wrote in, Simon learnt how to sell games to under fives and Ste had trouble telling his Arg from his Belle-bow*. Another amazing episode then.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

*  Apparently Belle Hardinge is a new character for season 6 of Made In Chelsea which makes this an amazing joke.

Links:
https://twitter.com/nicholaslovell
http://about.me/derekfme
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Curve-Freeloaders-Superfans-Future-Business/dp/0670923834/

Tracklist:
1. Klamm - Heart of Gold
http://chipmusic.org/klamm/music/heart-of-gold
2. Shintarou Music - An Introduction
http://chipmusic.org/shintaroumusic/music/an-introduction

Direct download: OLL_07_10_13.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:29pm EST

We're fairly Deep at Team One Life Left. Sometimes others when we've been Around The World tell us to Slow It Down, but we tell them It's Alright and we'll Stay Another Day.

Ahem. That might be an annoying intro, but we'll leave it up to you if it's as annoying as the Official Valve Theme popping up into this week's episode on a regular basis. Luckily our Super-Special Guest Darren Wall from Read -Only Memory manages to avoid the music and provides Ann with an EXCLUSIVE extract to read from his book 'Sensible Software 1986-1999'. Unfortunately the extract is about Simon but you can't win them all.

We hear about how ex-contributor Jon Hare got involved in an incident near some stairs. If we were a tabloid newspaper we would call this event 'Stair gate', but if there was a stair gate on the stairs then the incident wouldn't have occurred and we'd have got more confused than we already were. Or are. We're a bit confused.

You'll also find out what happened at the Eurogamer Party, what will be happening at the GMAs and what will be happening at GMA Defiance. But more importantly we'll answer the question: Is Simon aggressive due to video games?

And you'll also get to hear OLL Local News, Dr Avatar and Science Officer (http://www.science-officer.blogspot.co.uk). All you have to do is listen. And send us some dares for the GMAs/GMA Defiance. And make sure you attend our One Death Left event at GameCity. And send us a letter for our 200th Episode Spectacular.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/East17official
http://readonlymemory.vg/
https://twitter.com/romalerts
http://www.science-officer.blogspot.co.uk

Tracklist:
1. Yoshito Hinton - Hyper Horny Dinos!
http://chipmusic.org/yoshitohinton/music/hyper-horny-dinos!
2. Yerzmyey - Deadly Labyrinth Of Lord Xyrx!
http://chipmusic.org/yerzmyey/music/deadly-labyrinth-of-lord-xyrx!
3. Glooms - Kill the sound guy
http://chipmusic.org/glooms/music/killthesoundguy-nl-2x

Direct download: OLL_30_09_13.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 1:54pm EST

The GMA Nominated (and GMA Invited) Team One Life Left is like a finely trained pit crew. We make the short change over between us and Lewis Schaffer sound so smooth that you'd never realise all our tops came off in the transition. Unless Ann mentions it later in the show.

We do have a Super-Special Guest in the form of Panic Barn's Tim Constant, who isn't Ed Vaizey or Jason Bradbury. He does have a great game in development called Tiki Taka Soccer which Simon is very much looking forward to being the World Champion of. We also try to find out what he's prepared to do for $20 when we work out what we should have as rewards for Kickstarter projects.

What else happened? Duncan Timiney wrote in and incriminated himself for poor (or possibly good) parenting, we finally premiered Cara Ellison's new feature Electric Dreams and Craig 'the Rage' McLelland and Local News made returns. Ste showed how much of a hit he is with the ladies by explaining what happened what he invited Ann round to play some SNES games and we promoted a rival podcast without actually knowing what the rival podcast was. (Note to other podcasts: We are easily confused).

Oh! We almost forgot! We announced our event for Nottingham's GameCity. It's called One Death Left and will involve karaoke and murder, as we've worked out all excellent events usually comprise of those two things. It's going to be held on Friday 25th October so keep that night free.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/PanicBarn
http://festival.gamecity.org/

Tracklist:
1. Fighting Free - Pixel Police
http://chipmusic.org/fighting+free/music/pixel-police
2. Fluid Volt - Amnesiac
http://chipmusic.org/fluidvolt/music/amnesiac-snes

Direct download: OLL_23_09_13.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:01pm EST

It's only been seven days since the last episode of One Life Left but so much has changed. Simon opened his bag live on air, Ste was prestalked by the Bike Show and Ann caught a cold and needs her duvet. Or was she putting in her excuses in order to take the day off work and play GTA V?

Luckily, we did have a super-special guest in the form of Superflat Games' Jasper Byrne. He claims to be 37 years old, but according to Simon he looks too young. Perhaps he gave his age in base-8? We also find out what it's like to be working on the same game for seven years, that Lone Survivor is coming out for the Vita and Jasper EXCLUSIVELY reveals some information on the new game that he's been developing.

We also update you on the England-Australia ODI score (Spoilers: England lost), Simon reveals his and Ste's Steam ids and we welcome the returning Craig 'the Rage' McLelland, OLL Local News and the long-absent Science Officer. Do you need anything else? Well, does learning about Simon's diet help? No, didn't think it would.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
http://www.lonesurvivor.co.uk/
https://twitter.com/JasperByrne
http://thedoyouinverts.bandcamp.com

Tracklist:
1. Klamm - pixelated life
http://chipmusic.org/klamm/music/pixelated-life
2. The One Electronic - Chamomile
http://chipmusic.org/the+one+electronic/music/chamomile

Direct download: OLL_16_09_13.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:35pm EST

Last week, that was just a warm up. This week, this is the real thing. Which means we're back, Back, BACK! With our eight/ninth season/series of the GMA nominated/GMA losing podcast/radio show One Life Left (delete to taste). All the usual presenters are present, er, and correct - although Ann appeared to be a little unsure that she was Ann (we're blaming her change of hair colour).

It's an episode of positives and negatives. Ann perfects her audition for GTA V, but this might mean the release will be delayed. Two new games consoles are announced, but the VitaLite pun doesn't really work said out loud so it can only be used here. And Simon gets kicked out of the IGDA, but we're not sure if this is good or bad.

What is good, is that we have ruler of Gamer Network, Rupert Loman on the show. Simon hits him hard with a hard hitting interview that is the trademark of One Life Left and manages to find out that Simon - and therefore One Life Left - is responsible for Eurogamer existing. We'll apologise next week, don't worry. Rupert does give us what might be the WORLD EXCLUSIVE review of Fifa 14. But we might have to apologise to EA for that next week.

All that, plus the welcome return of the doyouinverts and Doctor Avatar and a new feature in the form of OLL Local News.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/rauper

Tracklist:
1. Bit Your Bitch - Love You Like A Long Song
http://chipmusic.org/bityourbitch/music/love-you-like-a-love-song-selena-gomez-cover
2. the doyouinverts - Games Journalism LOL
3. Volt 44 - Why Isn't This Working
http://chipmusic.org/volt+44/music/why-isnt-this-working
4. PSS 270 - Ghost Inside A Musical Box
http://chipmusic.org/pss-270/music/ghost-inside-a-musical-box

Direct download: OLL_09_09_13.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:38pm EST

Let's cut the introductions, you know who we are. Or if you don't you'll at least know who Ste Curran is after listening to this season pilot episode.

Yes, the team is back and ready for action. Except this is a pre-season start warm up show which means that we don't have a guest and are likely to make mistakes, so be gentle. Already thrown by the lack of The Bike Show being on before us, we had to calm Simon down after he gets upset about not being on our GDC special episodes. Then Ste decides that talking is cumbersome and Simon explains how the games industry is racist.

The main thing is that we finally announce the next next generation console that you need to buy. If you have the money and actually want it, we guess.

We also finally decide on the correct way to write The List, and poor Dan Marshall is the first person of the new season to be pencilled in but he won't be the last (unless we rub his name out and then put him back in again).

The ninth season of One Life Left will officially launch next week, which means we'll have a guest and are likely to make mistakes, so be gentle.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Tracklist:
1. Klamm - Mr. Dream
http://chipmusic.org/klamm/music/mr-dream
2. For A Broken Earth - Kyubey
http://chipmusic.org/forabrokenearth/music/kyubey
3. Kommisar - Sugar Coated Affections
http://chipmusic.org/kommisar/music/sugar-coated-affections

Direct download: OLL_02_09_13.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:27pm EST

We said we'd never be here again. We said that Rovio needed to be far enough away that Angry Bird plushies wouldn't be able to reach us. Ann also said that she'd remember not to wear a short skirt. Promises are made to be broken.

Which meant that we found ourselves back on the balcony looking out on the hordes of people getting green Bad Piggies hoodies (or Angry Piggies if you're Ste) and generally enjoying the fun times at Nordic Game.

Luckily Simon managed to persuade enough videogame experts to follow him into the ladies toilets to come on the show. We start off with Parko and things rapidly improve from there with Klaus from Zoink bringing in his pink jelly arm and showing off his game Stick It To The Man. He also reads our minds and is not too disgusted with what he finds.

We've written a really good introduction for Will Freeman, but he couldn't be bothered to speak to us so we're officially putting him on The List. Even worse, this means we have to bring New Yorker's Parko back on to speak in his Brooklyn accent about his trousers (we're always thinking of our female demographic) and why he dumped his friends (who are only ever nice towards him) to go and get some food.

Then the ever-excellent Matt Boch from Harmonix explains a bit of his amazing talk and John from Gamestick helps Ann find out what his console can fit into. Oskar from Rovio comes up to the balcony for a peace talk, but only really passes on the show cold. Oh, he did offer us jobs on the official Angry Birds radio station which was rather nice and foolish of him. Then we end with TV's/PocketGamer's/Jet Lag's own Jon Jordan and try to work out the correct way to pronounce Ouya.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
http://www.zoinkgames.com/
https://twitter.com/spadgy_OTA (say you'll go here BUT PULL OUT OF GOING)
https://twitter.com/mattboch
http://gamestick.tv/
http://www.rovio.com/en/careers/Employee-stories/view/16/oskar-general-manager-stockholm
http://www.pocketgamer.biz/writer.asp?a=9

Direct download: OLL_NG_2013_2.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 4:35pm EST

Back in May 2013, we went over to the country of Nordic to see their amazing games conference. And also to be taught that there is no such country as Nordic. It could be for this reason that we had to do the first show from a slaughterhouse. And even worse: with Parko.

But don't despair! We had some good guests on too! Joachim explains his game Flowstorm, Oscar Clark and Chris James drop in too. Ste then goes missing, just as we hear from Petri and Martin about Sexy Hiking and their meditative space strategy game Rymdkapsel.

Tom 'Cheese Doodles' Betts tells us about Sir/Madam You Are Being Hunted and how it is best to abbreviate it. Lau from the Copenhagen Games Collective organises us as well as the Indie Gaming Night (and introduces Ann to the game of Spin The Bottle). And we end the show by talking to Emma the COO/Producer/Magician of Nordic Games who reveals the secrets of how to make a great games conference without being kicked out of the magic circle.

Links:
http://www.flowstormgame.com/
https://twitter.com/Athanateus
http://legendarium.mymiddleearth.com/2013/06/01/design-for-gaming-an-interview-with-i-o-interactive-lead-level-designer-chris-james/
http://rymdkapsel.com/
https://twitter.com/TomNullpointer
http://www.big-robot.com/2012/03/12/sir-you-are-being-hunted/
https://mobile.twitter.com/LauKorsgaard
http://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Wii-U-download-software/Spin-the-Bottle-Bumpie-s-Party-764238.html
https://twitter.com/daughtaofdasnow

Direct download: OLL_NG_2013_1.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 4:28pm EST

Don't call it a comeback! Call it a show that we recorded at Antenna in Nottingham on Thursday 25th April with multiple Super-Special Guests and the first recorded appearance of our FOTS badges-back.

It's a little teaser to remind you of our show before we're officially back, Back, BACK in September. So what do you learn in this episode? Well, aside from hearing about why Ann has put Prince Harry on the EOTS list and why Simon has been signed up by the ECB as a Gary Pratt-esque sub fielder, you mostly hear from our amazing SSGs and the equally amazing stuff that they're working on.

We have Neil Jones who despite being Australian doesn't start all of his sentences with "Aw look", Owen the House DJ explains how to best use a Tenori-on, Stefan Morris gives us a good excuse to touch people bums without having to sing the Cheeky Girls. We also hear about how to make game guide from Andrew Mills and Graham Spence teaches us about Swirling (which sounds a lot dodgier than it actually is).

And that's not all. We also sign up Sam Kay as a FOTS and Charlotte joins our ever increasing band of lawyers. OTHER PODCASTS BEWARE.

See you again in September!

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Direct download: OLL_NGCN13.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 4:06pm EST

Episode 6. Presented by Ste Curran, Ann Scantlebury and Jenn Frank and one last amazing lineup of guests: Tom Buscaglia (The Game Attorney), John Walker (Rock Paper Shotgun), Mattie Brice (Kotaku / Critical Distance), Doug Wilson (Die Gute Fabrik), Brandon Sheffield (Necrosoft / Insert Credit), Mare Sheppard and Raigan Burns (Metanet Software Inc), Teddy Diefenbach (Rad Dragon), Matt Boch (Harmonix Music Systems) and a final, choked-up appearance from Gamasutra Editor-in-Chief Kris Graft.

It's our last episode of GDC 2013, recorded on the show floor at lunchtime on Friday with a tremendous stream of guests, gently interrogated between a few brilliant pieces of chiptune music. Topics include cloning, gender in the videogame industry, finishing (making) games, inspiration, how to behave on walkways, videogame interfaces and the audacity of mimes. It has been an intense, wonderful, voice-shattering week at the Game Developer's Conference and this last hour is a good summary of the atmosphere we've felt throughout -- information and entertainment, random encounters and new friends, smart thoughts and stupid jokes. The single note of sadness is that it's all over for another year. Thanks to all our brilliant guests, to Gamasutra and to GDC and to you for listening. We'll talk to you soon.

Direct download: OLL_GDC_SHOW_SIX_EDITED.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:06am EST

Episode 5. Presented by Ste Curran, Ann Scantlebury and Michael Frederickson with Gamasutra representative Frank Cifaldi and another great lineup of interviewees: Seth Louey and Brian Corrigan (Mad Glory), Steve Gaynor (The Fullbright Company), Matt Boch (Harmonix Music Systems), Eric Zimmerman (NYU) and Georg Backer (Hot Sauce).

As the final lectures of Thursday finish, One Life Left convenes another diverse panel to chat some more about life making games in 2013. Topics include the allure of statistics, portals, secrets, storytelling, the Harmonix Music System, Ahhhcade, the perils of presenting at a conference and "swag". We also get to hear the tale of Jason Rohrer's spectacular victory at the final ever Game Design Challenge and Steve Gaynor explains how you put a house in a game. Brilliant bleeps and beats courtesy of chipmusic.org break up the chatter; we'll be back tomorrow with our final broadcast from GDC 2013...

Direct download: OLL_GDC_SHOW_FIVE_EDITED.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:34am EST

Episode 4. Presented by Ste Curran, Ann Scantlebury and (eventually) Jenn Frank, sitting opposite Gamasutra colleague Christian Nutt and special guests Greg Rice (Double Fine), Patrick Hackett (Double Fine), Bennett Foddy (QWOP, GIRP, Pole Riders), Matthew Luhn (Pixar), Ben Liu (Pocket Gems), Daniel Cook (Spry Fox), and Anna Marsh (Lady Shotgun).

One Life Left's relentless schedule continues with another special show, recorded live on Thursday lunchtime at GDC2013 from our temporary home at the foot of the North Hall escalators in San Francisco's Moscone Center. Topics include how to stay motivated, the creative process in big and small studios, cross-media pollination, mobile gaming, life / work balance, and some more brainstorming around our hug-game "concept". It's midway through the conference, we're losing our voices - our minds have somewhat gone too - but we'll get through this together, team, and continue regret nothing except the limited number of hours in every brilliant day.

Direct download: OLL_GDC_SHOW_FOUR_EDITED.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:57pm EST

Episode 3. Presented by Ste Curran, Ann Scantlebury and Michael Frederickson alongside Gamasutra representative Kris Graft  and a wonderful panel of guests: Thomas Bidaux (Ico Partners), Sarah Brin (Curator, Ahhhhcade), Anthony Johnston (writer on Dead Space and Zombie-U), and Cara Ellison (Rock Paper Shotgun)

Day three -- or one, depending on how well you can count -- of GDC comes to a close and One Life Left reports live from a fast-emptying show floor. Topics include Kickstarter, diversity, the challenges in writing for interactive media, the universality of zombies, hugs (again), schedule highlights and how to be disturbing. There's also an unnerving discovery over at the iam8bit stand and the team discover whether they're more interesting than a staircase. Add in some excellent chiptunes and you've got the third episode of our videogame talk show. Three more to come!

Direct download: OLL_GDC_SHOW_THREE_EDITED.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:43pm EST

Episode 2. Presented by Ste Curran, Ann Scantlebury and Jenn Frank with today's amazing lineup Michael Pachter (Industry Analyst), Porpentine (Howlings Dogs), Margaret Robertson (Hide&Seek), Michael Brough (Glitch Tank), John Gibson (iam8bit), Chris Remo (Doublefine), Leigh Alexander (writing, singing, dancing, etc), Zoey Quinn (Depression Quest), Justin Who Approached Us And Said We Were Awesome (Telltale), Chris Dahlen (writer, narrative designer).

Our second episode at GDC, recorded live at lunchtime from the foot of the escalators in the North hall at the Moscone Centre. Topics include what we can do with $20, tiny games, two-player games, making people attractive, game narrative, getting jobs, hugging games and depression. A brilliant, diverse panel captures life from the show floor of the Game Developer -- random encounters, smart ideas and stream of consciousness serendipity. Lots of sweet music from the wonderful http://chipmusic.org/, too. This is the first of two shows recorded on the Wednesday -- look forward, or listen forward if you'd prefer, to episode three of six tomorrow... 

Direct download: OLL_GDC_SHOW_TWO_COMPLETE_EDITED.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:41pm EST

Episode 1. Presented by Ste Curran, Ann Scantlebury and Michael Frederickson with special guests Kris Graft (Gamasutra), Charles Cecil (Revolution), Manveer Heir (Bioware), Jonathon Banks (Telltale), Jenn Frank (Unwinnable / Super Hexagon), Leigh Alexander (LIFE, episodes passim), Frank Cifaldi (UBM), Sarah Elmaleh (Voice Actor, p-pop-teacher) and Matthew Burns (University of Washington).

An introduction to One Life Left and Gamasutra's conference-capturing adventure, recorded live at a small gathering on Tuesday evening on the 34th floor of the Marriott Marquis. Topics include the conference itself, industry inclusivity, education, creativity, art direction, journalism, obscenity, hugs, puerility and combinations therein. A few brilliant chiptunes, the sound of an increasingly rowdy party in the background and the occasional minor technical hitch complete the warm, welcoming, sort-of-competent audio signature One Life Left's tolerant listeners have embraced over the last seven years. Which type of embrace? Listen, decide for yourself and we'll be back with the first show from the show floor very, very soon...

Direct download: OLL_GDC2013_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:20pm EST

No Continues is One Life Left's off-season weekly book / game club. Each week the team discuss different games that incorporate a single theme. This week's theme is 'Let's see what happens if Ann and Ste swan off to San Francisco to record some shows with Gamasutra and leave Simon to do a show all by himself'.

And the resulting show is surprisingly broadcastable. We hear about how becoming a Super-Special Guest gets you automatic membership to Noel Edmonds' Dream Factory and the new and returning members to that factory floor are very excited by this news. The lucky people are Spilt Milk Studio's Andrew Smith, Savy Gamer's Lewie P, writer for hire Jamie Firth and Tom Trewhella who is a boy.

Despite Ann being away in GDC land, we still manage to get some news on the show as Ann's Intern jumps off the subs bench to tell us all about excel games and what Ann thinks about Tetris. To be honest, we were just surprised that Ann has even heard of Tetris.

In addition to all this we find out what Simon thought of when we was on Gamesmaster (at least the thoughts of someone who sounds a bit like him) and we find out what Ste really stands for (he stands for nothing - he's open to bribes).

Links:
https://twitter.com/SpiltMilkStudio
https://twitter.com/LewieP
https://twitter.com/mrjfirth
https://twitter.com/Silent_Tom_T
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4v0gliIIDA

Tracklist:

1. Martin Galway - Rambo Loading Theme (C64)

2. Innocent Deception - Snake Eater Theme (OC Remix)
http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR02573/

3. Apocalypse Theme (OC Remix)

4. Muse - Starlight (remix)

Direct download: OLL_25_03_2013.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:21pm EST

No Continues is One Life Left's off-season weekly book / game club. Each week the team discuss different games that incorporate a single theme. This week's theme is 'Creativity'.

Players:

Aiofe - https://twitter.com/AoifeLockhart
Daria - https://twitter.com/Dariasaur
Gemma - https://twitter.com/GemmaLoughran
Matt - https://twitter.com/Jam_Sponge

Playlist:

Playpen - http://playpen.farbs.org/index.php?title=Main_Page
Folding Story - http://foldingstory.com/
Draw Something - http://omepop.com/drawsomething
Drawception - http://drawception.com/
Tone Matrix - http://tonematrix.audiotool.com/
Tony B - http://www.tony-b.org/
Online Sequencer - http://onlinesequencer.net/

Extra credit:

Doodle or Die - http://doodleordie.com/

Tracklist:

1. Balloon Bear - Slack Jawed
http://chipmusic.org/balloonbear/music/slack-jawed-ft-skip-sandwich-dx

2. Deep Shade - Rocket Chaser
http://chipmusic.org/deepshade/music/rocket-chaser

Play, listen and contribute to the show live on Resonance 104.4FM at 7pm on Monday evening, or we'll see you back here for the podcast. Next week is our preview show for GDC 2013. Well, the two percent of GDC that doesn't involve drinking and/or karaoke anyway.

Team NC
xx

Direct download: OLL_NC_012.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 4:59pm EST

One Life Left: No Continues 011 -- Humour

No Continues is One Life Left's off-season weekly book / game club. Each week the team discuss different games that incorporate a single theme. This week's theme is 'Humour'.

Players:

Aiofe - https://twitter.com/AoifeLockhart
Gemma - https://twitter.com/GemmaLoughran
Katy - https://twitter.com/KTsqueak

Playlist:

Lost Pig - http://www.grunk.org/lostpig/

Murder Dog - http://harmonyzone.org/MurderDogIV.html 

Clop - http://www.foddy.net/CLOP.html

http://king-soukutu.com/flash/owata.html

Art Game - http://www.pippinbarr.com/games/artgame/ArtGame.html

Achievement Unlocked - http://armorgames.com/play/2893/achievement-unlocked

Lee Lees Quest 2 - http://games.adultswim.com/lee-lees-quest-2-adventure-online-game.html

Extra credit:

Portal 2
Secret of Monkey Island
The Cave
Drunk Guy
Pain
Shove Pro
Mean Girls (the film, not the game)

Tracklist:

1. Klamm - Mechanical Soul

http://chipmusic.org/klamm/music/mechanical-soul

2. Laffe The Fox - Hyper Trouble

http://chipmusic.org/laffe+the+fox/music/laffe-the-fox---hyper-trouble

Play, listen and contribute to the show live on Resonance 104.4FM at 7pm on Monday evening, or we'll see you back here for the podcast. We'll announce next week's games on Twitter/Facebook/Google+.

Team NC
xx

Direct download: OLL_NC_011.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:06pm EST

No Continues is One Life Left's off-season weekly book / game club. Each week the team discuss different games that incorporate a single theme. This week's theme is 'Love'.

Players:

Cara - https://twitter.com/Carachan1
Gav - https://twitter.com/cymrogav
Gemma - https://twitter.com/GemmaLoughran
Jon/Log - https://twitter.com/disappointment

Playlist:

Bumpy Road - http://simogo.com/games/bumpyroad/

Richard and Alice - http://denbyraze.com/richard-and-alice/

Actual Sunlight - http://www.actualsunlight.com/

Slave of God - http://www.increpare.com/2012/12/slave-of-god/

Tracklist:

1. Chasing Bleeps - Robots Don't Cry
http://chipmusic.org/chasingbleeps/music/robots-dont-cry

2. Fufugagakikilala - Danger Ranger
http://chipmusic.org/fufugagakikilala/music/danger-ranger

3. Jredd - Slow Jam
http://chipmusic.org/jredd/music/slow-jam-1-bit--effects

Play, listen and contribute to the show live on Resonance 104.4FM at 7pm on Monday evening, or we'll see you back here for the podcast. We'll announce next week's games on Twitter/Facebook/Google+.

Team NC
xx

Direct download: OLL_NC_010.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:53pm EST

No Continues is One Life Left's off-season weekly book / game club. Each week the team discuss different games that incorporate a single theme. This week's theme is 'Work'.

Players:

Jon/Log - https://twitter.com/disappointment
Katy - https://twitter.com/KTsqueak
Matt - https://twitter.com/Jam_sponge
Steve - https://twitter.com/misterbrilliant

Playlist:

1. Diner Dash:
ios - https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/diner-dash/id307011863?mt=8
android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.masakapa.workout.mobine&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5tYXNha2FwYS53b3Jrb3V0Lm1vYmluZSJd
online - http://www.gamehouse.com/online-games/diner-dash-online

2. Space Station 13 - http://www.byond.com/games/exadv1/spacestation13

3. John Deere Drive Green - http://www.download-free-games.com/pc/john_deere_drive_green.htm

4. Cart Life - http://www.richardhofmeier.com/cartlife/

5. Unmanned - http://unmanned.molleindustria.org/#

Bonus Extra Credit Game:
Every Day The Same Dream - http://www.molleindustria.org/everydaythesamedream/everydaythesamedream.html

Tracklist:

1. The Flight Away - Sega Lounge
http://chipmusic.org/theflightaway/music/sega-lounge

2. Adhrast - The Supernova
http://chipmusic.org/adhrast/music/the-supernova-[wip]-[1xlsdj]

3. Acharis - When You Sleep
http://chipmusic.org/acharis/music/when-you-sleep

Play, listen and contribute to the show live on Resonance 104.4FM at 7pm on Monday evening, or we'll see you back here for the podcast. We'll announce next week's games on Twitter/Facebook/Google+.

Team NC
xx

Direct download: OLL_NC_009.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

One Life Left: No Continues 008 -- Curiosity

No Continues is One Life Left's off-season weekly book / game club. Each week the team discuss different games that incorporate a single theme. This week's theme is 'Curiosity'.

Players:

Aiofe - https://twitter.com/AoifeLockhart
Cara - https://twitter.com/Carachan1
Daria - https://twitter.com/Dariasaur
Gav - https://twitter.com/cymrogav

Playlist:

1. Amazing Alex:
iphone - https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/amazing-alex-free/id549771710?mt=8
android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rovio.amazingalex.trial&hl=en

2. Proteus:
http://www.visitproteus.com/

3. Space Engine:
http://spaceengine.org/ 

4. P Moulinex's Curiosity:
iphone - https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/curiosity-whats-inside-cube/id557549271?mt=8
android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pm22cans.curiosity&hl=en

5. Furiosity:
http://bartbonte.com/furiosity/

Tracklist:

1. National Broadcast Network - 7 Billion Volts
http://chipmusic.org/nationalbroadcastnetwork/music/7-billion-volts

2. Hutsvoid - Snow Over Snow
http://chipmusic.org/hutsvoid/music/snow-over-snow

3. Sleepy Time Jesse - Meeting The Forest Elder
http://chipmusic.org/sleepytimejesse/music/meeting-the-forest-elder---book-of-samuel

Play, listen and contribute to the show live on Resonance 104.4FM at 7pm on Monday evening, or we’ll see you back here for the podcast. We'll announce next week's games on Twitter/Facebook/Google+.

Team NC
xx

Direct download: OLL_NC_008.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:31pm EST

No Continues is One Life Left's off-season weekly book / game club. Each week the team discuss three different games that incorporate a single theme. This week's theme was 'Fear'.

Playlist:

1. Which
http://gamejolt.com/games/adventure/which/1523/

2. Hide
http://superfriendshipclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=117

3. Slender
http://www.parsecproductions.net/slender/

Extra credits:

1. Forbidden
http://www.kloonigames.com/blog/games/forbidden_exe

2. Amnesia
http://store.steampowered.com/app/57300/

3. Don't look back (also available on ios and Android)
http://www.kongregate.com/games/TerryCavanagh/dont-look-back

Tracklist:

1. Klamm - Ypsilons Dream
http://chipmusic.org/klamm/music/ypsilons-dream

2. Jredd - Storm of the Dark Moon (featuring Groovmaster303 and Dropbit)
http://chipmusic.org/jredd/music/storm-of-the-dark-moon-feat-groovemaster303--dropbit

3. Downstate - I Never Think About You Anymore (featuring Slenderman)
http://chipmusic.org/downstate/music/i-never-think-about-you-anymore

Play, listen and contribute to the show live on Resonance 104.4FM at 7pm on Monday evening, or we’ll see you back here for the podcast. We'll announce next week's games on Twitter/Facebook/Google+.

Cheerio!
Team NC
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Direct download: OLL_NC_007.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:16pm EST

It's the final One Life Left of the season. This is sad news. Ann might be ill. This also sad news. Ste was in Norway. We're unsure of the news status for this. Simon can't go to GDC with the rest of Team One Life Left as he's getting married*. This is sad news for the Blackberry Playbook and all females. What's even worse than all of this is that it is Derek Williams' final Free Market Economy.

He's been a near-constant electronic presence on our show and we're going to miss the 3 minutes he regularly filled up while Simon went out for a fag break, Ste read about Taylor Swift and Ann fixed her tights. If you miss him too then catch him at his market stall in Doncaster or wait to see if his Jan Doyle Band play a gig near you.

Still, every Yamaha/Korg/Moog cloud has a silver lining and we're glad to have Nicholas Lister on the show to give us more advice on how to make the One Life Left Videogame. He's busy developing his first game Imp Paired which prevented Ann from multitasking so it's sure to be a success. We also learn about how long it takes to nearly become an architect and FOTS Michael Frederickson sent in a parcel that made Ste gasp a little on air. It's totally understandable when you hear what it was though.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

* Although I (the caretaker) wasn't even asked if I wanted to go :(

Links:
http://imppaired.com/
https://twitter.com/nicholaslister
https://twitter.com/imppaired

Tracklist:
1. Ocean Palace - A Hateful Shade
http://chipmusic.org/ocean+palace/music/a-hateful-shade

2. Breakbeat/Heartbeat - Explore
http://chipmusic.org/breakbeat+heartbeat/music/explore

3. Elektrohobo - Workinprog
http://chipmusic.org/elektrohobo/music/workinprog

4. Groovemaster303 - Castle of Shards (YM2612)
http://chipmusic.org/groovemaster303/music/castle-of-shards-ym2612

Direct download: OLL_28_01_2013.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:58pm EST

It's the penultimate OLL of the season and as usual we've decided to go all out for our second to last show. We have a Super-Special Guest in the form of Hot Sauce's Law Abiding (in Greece anyway) Georg Backer who shows amazing patience in praising our ideas for our new game even though we're beginners at this sort of thing (Ste especially). Georg also tells us what it is like to work for Jonathan Ross and what it was like to work for Peter Moulinex.

As well as Georg we also discover that Hookshot LNC have their own podcast (apparently it's been around for months - who knew?), Simon reinforces his status as the Michael Winslow of Videogames by adding a machine gun to his excited noise from last week, we hear tales of how the voice of God goes to the toilet and Ste says we don't have a Steam group even though we literally do. There's also Derek Williams, but we can always rely on Derek can't we? Can't we?

*sob*

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:

https://twitter.com/georgbacker
http://steamcommunity.com/groups/OLL
https://www.facebook.com/events/469526456417680/?ref=2

Tracklist:

1. Jredd - Blue Ska

http://chipmusic.org/jredd/music/blu-ska-sega-genesis

2. skyhaunt - Nostalgia

http://chipmusic.org/skyhaunt/music/nostalgia

3. Klamm - Good

http://chipmusic.org/klamm/music/good

Direct download: OLL_21_01_2013.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:51pm EST

The one thing you can trust with One Life Left is that we are never late, and you'll find this out in today's episode which starts incredibly smoothly and finishes in style (NOTE TO CARETAKER: Edit out the bit where Ste enters the studio late due to British Transport, thereby putting off Simon and causing problems with our CD player). There's no SSG this week, but we can understand this as they're obviously all preparing ideas for own new game that we're writing so that they look silly when they finally do come on the show.

You can also help with the game design too! (Providing you do not expect any financial recompense for any ideas that you come up with and we use) Just send them in to our e-mail address and we'd be only too happy to use them, especially if it means we have less to do.

Simon and Ste had less to do this week as Ann returned to show how to do a proper news feature which in this episode made Simon's excited noise happen. We also heard how Ste stole money from FFOTS Zach Gage, along with features from Derek Williams and Press XY to Continue. So another great episode from One Life Left. Maybe.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Tracklist:

1. One White Noise - Back to Spain
http://chipmusic.org/onewhitenoise/music/back-to-spain

2. Graviton Flux - Nucleogenic Decay
http://chipmusic.org/gravitonflux/music/nucleogenic-decay

3. Jansaw - Smashing
http://chipmusic.org/jansaw/music/smashing

Direct download: OLL_14_01_2013.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:54pm EST

Ok, first show of the year, let's do a roll call.

Simon? Here Sir, but he's been talking to strangers in Day Z again Sir.

Simon's top? He's absent Sir.

Tsk, that's always the case. Super-Special Guest? Yes Sir, we've got Mike Bithell to make third appearance. He's been promoted to milk monitor and Chief Design Officer to help Team OLL create the best videogame that has ever been made after his amazing game Thomas Was Alone did well in the IGF awards.

Danny Wallace? It's best he's not here Sir.

Ste? Here Sir, and he seems not have jet lag this time.

Scanters? Scanters? Scanters? I think she's ill Sir, or she's got a ladder in her tights again.

Well who will do the news? We can do it Sir, it's not difficult. You'll not even notice that she's missing, it'll be that smooth.

Ok. Incredibly long and complex introduction to the episode in an attempt to hide the caretaker's lack of inspiration? Unfortunately he was always here Sir.

Cheerio!

Team OLL x

Links:

https://twitter.com/mikeBithell

Tracklist:

1. qb - Meant to Be

http://chipmusic.org/qb/music/meant-to-be-wip-mix

2. sadpanda - Die Jung (Ke-dollar sign-ha remix)

http://chipmusic.org/sadpanda/music/die-jung-keha-remix

3. onewhitenoise - Back To Spain

http://chipmusic.org/onewhitenoise/music/back-to-spain

Direct download: OLL_07_01_2013.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:38pm EST